October 2000 Issue
Relax Your Standards, Ease Up on Weight Goals
If youíre trying to lose weight, donít set weight goals unrealistically low. Here are three reasons to relax your standards: Small Loss Means Big Health Gain. Research suggests that even modest weight loss can improve your health by lowering blood pressure, lipid levels and blood sugar. A study in the August issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that even minor weight loss can reduce the risk of diabetes. For example, those who lost 22 pounds over
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